Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jj21 on 03-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,564
Reviews:
640
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
23.72%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
1,126
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,564 |  Reviews: 640
Photo of Act25
2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Treacle. Dislike flavored, sweetened coffees as much as most flavored beers. If I want lemon or lemonade or any other kind of fruit essence or juice in my beer - why would I not add it myself?!?!?!

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Photo of alaffoon0221
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

APPEARANCE: A hazy yellow with a finger of white foamy head that settles quickly. Minor lacing, good looking carbonation when you rock the glass.
AROMA: Tart lemon, maybe getting some bready malt or yeast. Smells like a wheat beer.
TASTE: Artificial lemon, sweet, a little cloying.
FEEL: Average carbonation, medium thin body, fairly crisp.
OVERALL: Like a cross between a typical adjunct lager and a Mike's lemonade.

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Photo of sennoma
2.83/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too lemony and not sweet enough for me, though probably perfect for many. I'm used to cheap lemonade mixed with cheap beer when it comes to shandy and it seems the Co. was going for something a bit more upmarket and Whole Foods-ish. Which is great if it's your thing, it just ain't mine in this instance.

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Photo of Walleybeer
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rivarol
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hazen
3.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightmare1972
2.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thoglund
3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of King_Lich13
4.62/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drseid
2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JohnTurano
3.17/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Graetzj
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of koneill1976
4.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tharper178
3.97/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.7/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wamba
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CalebM
3.13/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackinthegreenwv
2.22/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drinkable. A chic beer

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Aoyoc
1.7/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Squire123
3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light lemony yellow color with short lived white cap.

Light aroma that reminds me of peach/apricots. I know it's lemon (brewer says so) but I get peach blossoms.

Tastes like a simple wheat beer sweetened with honey and spiked with lemon slices. I say honey because the brewer says honey is used but this brew isn't particularly sweet, nor is it particularly tart which one expects from lemon. Perhaps the honey is used to offset the lemon but the combination is a good one here keeping everything in balance.

Texture is light and sprightly.

I think I get a hint of mild hop flavor in the aftertaste but all the rest is honey lemon. Sounds icky but this brew is very well balanced.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 3,564 ratings.
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